cress definition

  • noun:
    • a vintage World yearly plant (Lepidium sativum) within the mustard family members, cultivated for its delicious seedlings and leaves.
    • Any of a number of relevant flowers, including pennycress and watercress.
    • A plant of various species, chiefly cruciferous. The leaves have a moderately pungent taste, and they are used as a salad and antiscorbutic.
    • A plant of numerous species, mainly cruciferous. The leaves have actually a moderately pungent taste, and they are used as a salad and antiscorbutic.
    • The common name of many species of plants, most of them of the natural order Cruciferæ.
    • the typical garden-cress, Lepidium sativum.
    • any of different flowers of family members Cruciferae with edible leaves which have a pungent style
    • pungent leaves of every of several cruciferous natural herbs

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